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Creation: Religion vs. Science

One of the final entries in my ongoing series about atheism- this time addressing some of the differences between the Christian religious view of creation compared to the atheist view. It is by no means a comprehensive post- more of a handy overview of some of the key points of …

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The Narnia Dilemma

I, like many generations of children before me, grew up reading The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of high fantasy novels by C.S. Lewis. I absolutely loved them – Narnia was a world much more weird and wonderful than our own. To imagine that such a universe existed just behind …

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A Religious Person’s Feelings: More Important than an Atheist’s Trauma

So there is a post that has been going around tumblr a lot lately (at the time of writing it had 77k+ notes). If you have suffered a tragedy and someone says, “you’re in my prayers” with sincerity, and you respond with some egotistical shit about being atheist you are …

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Undying (and Unrequited) Love for Santa Claus

My dad has more love for Santa Claus than he does for me. Let me explain: my parents are both fundamentalist Christians.  Before I get ahead of myself, I should clarify what the term “fundamentalist” means for those who may not be that familiar with religion.  Of course, you probably …

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Contradictions Within Religion

This new addition to my ongoing series on atheism addresses some of the contradictions that one sees within religion- with particular focus on Christianity and the Bible- as well as touching upon reasons why atheism is the logical presumptive position. It also addresses why many non-theists hold a position of …

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Weddings: I have to do what?!

One of the …neatest/oddest/most annoying (choose your own adventure) things about getting married is attempting to navigate all the traditions. Which ones do I do? Which ones are stupid? Which ones have valid origins? It all started with the wedding shower kerfuffle (to have one or not to have one… …

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Vocal Criticism of Religion

This is another post in my series on atheism- and this one addresses anti-theism and some of the most prominent vocal atheists in print today. The other posts on the history of atheism and cultural acceptance of atheism can be found here and here! Some atheists go beyond their own …

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Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be

So apparently there’s a new Dan Brown book out today. I know next to nothing about this, but it does, apparently, have to do with hell. Now I like the idea of eternal suffering and despair just as much (or in this case, little) as the next guy, but while …

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